Headteacher’s Welcome

It is with great pleasure that I introduce our school to you. The Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School is a warm and caring learning community with a strong family ethos and a distinctive Catholic identity. We were founded by the Sacred Heart of Mary Sisters and the school has been on this site since 1930 and followed in their Mission and purpose.

We are justifiably very proud of our wonderful school. We enjoy an enviable reputation and we have been rated on 3 occasions as ‘Outstanding’ by both Ofsted and the Diocese of Brentwood with inspectors noting that we are a school with a “profound sense of being a warm and welcoming family”.

The Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School is a Catholic  community with a strong family ethos and Jesus Christ at its centre. We expect our students to work hard and always try their very best at everything that they do. We will assist them, by providing them with the best possible learning environment and outstanding teaching, in an atmosphere of order, discipline and Christian love.

The school motto, ‘Ut Vitam Habeant’ symbolises what we expect from all members of our school. Our faith  impacts every element of our academic and personal lives and we expect everyone, adult and child, to ensure that they learn something new each day, living their lives as Children of Christ. We seek to ensure that ‘all may have life, life to the full’.  

Our school is blessed with a talented and dedicated staff who work hard for the benefit of the girls and this has resulted in the school earning a reputation as a well-disciplined, caring but moreover, a happy community where pupils achieve well and develop into young women who are balanced, confident and ambitious to succeed.

Ms. Vivienne Qurrey